Diesel Forklifts

Diesel forklift trucks are most suitable for outdoor operation, and for long term use. The Diesel engine is the most fuel efficient as it tends to operate longer than the other fuel types.

The engine produces a higher torque compared to gas powered trucks, which improves their performance on gradients and increases the power available for towing or scooping aggregates.

What’s more, there’s no danger of suddenly losing power as there would with gas or electric powered engines. This is specifically important when using hydraulic attachments such as rotating clamps, forward tipplers and fork spreaders.

Unlike electric models which require overnight charging, diesel forklifts can be used at any time without a break. With a gauge indicating when the fuel tank is nearly empty, there are no sudden stoppages that can occur with gas powered forklifts, and refilling rakes just a few minutes.

Here at TAG Forklift Trucks, we are extremely proud to offer a complete range of forklifts for sale and hire across Manchester and the North-West. For more information, or to discuss your needs today, call TAG’s experienced team today.

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Why Choose a Diesel Forklift Truck?

Diesel forklifts are perfect for heavy lifting in rough terrain such as construction sites, quarries and docks. As mentioned previously, they offer superior power with the added benefit of no sudden stoppages during use. They can cope with sloped surfaces and high loads that other types of forklift may struggle with. This makes them well suited to transporting bulky cargo or large objects, and with the steering system allowing tight turns they are ideal for confined spaces.

The diesel engine is also far more economical than gas powered models, offering a lower cost of ownership over time. What’s more, diesel trucks and forklifts are built to last and have a longer lifespan compared to other types making them an investment you can rely on. 

So, whether you’re looking for a forklift hire, or to purchase a diesel forklift in Manchester , don’t hesitate to get in touch with TAG Forklifts today.

If you need a forklift suitable for indoor use, we recommend either gas or electric. That’s because diesel forklifts produce fumes which makes them more suitable in an outdoor open environment. However, thanks to their durable design, diesel forklift trucks allow you to handle multiple tonne weights, and retain complete control of the mast, tyres and other aspects. 

A Linde IC forklift truck is a type of diesel forklift truck that uses the latest in modern technology to provide an efficient, reliable and powerful performance. The trucks feature state-of-the-art features such as electronic engine management systems, hydrostatic drive systems and driver ergonomic design, making operation easier and more user friendly. 

Diesel powered forklift trucks offer the most amount of torque compared to their gas or electric counterparts. Diesel engines are better suited for heavy-duty applications as the torque they produce allows the machine to handle greater weights than gas models; that’s why most of the bigger capacity machines are diesel powered.

A diesel engine works by using a combination of air and fuel to ignite the piston, rather than an electrical spark like a gasoline engine. The diesel fuel is injected directly into the cylinder where it combusts with the high-pressure air and produces mechanical energy which turns the crankshaft, powering the vehicle.

If you’re looking for an effective way to save money on your diesel forklift purchase, finding used diesel forklifts for sale can be a great solution. Here at TAG Forklifts, we can provide a varied diesel forklift truck range from a variety of manufacturers, including Hyundai, Linde and Combilift. 

Used forklifts trucks from TAG will always have undergone a complete service and maintenance to ensure the powerful diesel engine continunes to work as it should. Whether you’re looking for a material handling solution to handle heavy loads, or deal with the impact of the environment on a range of worksites, a diesel forklift truck could be the perfect solution for you.

Diesel models are generally less expensive to operate in comparison to gas powered engines due to their higher efficiency and lower maintenance costs. While initial purchase prices for diesel forklifts may be slightly higher, they typically have a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs over time so operating costs can quickly become lower than those associated with gas powered trucks.

Yes, diesel powered forklifts are ideal for long term outdoor operations due to their higher torque and power output. They are also equipped with fuel gauges that indicate when the tank is nearly empty, preventing sudden stoppages while working outdoors. Additionally, they require minimal maintenance compared to other fuel types so can be used reliably over extended periods of time.

No, refuelling a diesel forklift truck with gasoline can cause serious damage to the engine and should never be attempted. Think of a diesel forklift as similar to a diesel car; diesel fuel and gasoline are two distinct substances with different properties and compositions, so attempting to put one type into an engine designed for the other is not recommended.

No, while all diesel-powered forklifts will have similar features (such as a turbocharger or direct injection system), the exact power output of each model may vary according to its design. Higher capacity models tend to offer more horsepower which allows them to lift heavier loads and operate more efficiently.

Diesel powered forklifts require regular maintenance and can be more expensive than gas models upfront, which is why some people may hesitate when it comes to making a purchase. Additionally, some older diesel engines may emit higher levels of exhaust fumes which need to be taken into account if the vehicle is going to be used indoors.

You should consider your business’s operational needs and decide whether or not a diesel-powered model would be most suitable for the tasks you have in mind. For example, a diesel forklift is ideal for heavy-duty applications such as construction sites or industrial warehouses. On the other hand, if you are looking for a lighter-duty model to move smaller loads around then a gas-powered truck may be more suitable.